Berkeley adds four drop boxes for ballot returns, open 24 hours

Photo of a ballot box
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Berkeley residents are able to drop off their ballots at one of six drop box locations around the city until Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. The city also has nine accessible voting locations, which are large spaces that are meant to facilitate social distancing, that are open to voters Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.

Morning, night and anytime in between, Berkeley residents can drop off their ballots until 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at one of six drop boxes around the city, four of which recently opened.
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Wine fraudster sentenced to prison

A federal judge sentenced John Fox, former owner of Berkeley wine shop Premier Cru, to six and a half years in federal prison Wednesday after he was found guilty of defrauding more than 4,000 customers out of about $45 million.
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Premier Cru lawsuit reaches settlement

A settlement decision on the Premier Cru class action lawsuit was reached May 16, affecting approximately 4,450 Premier Cru customers who were left without the bottles of wine they paid for before the company declared bankruptcy Jan. 8.
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